Montjuic and The Magic Fountain Show
Activity: Magic Fountain Show at Montjuic. Metro Stop: Pl. Espanya. Cost: Free. Hours: Generally Thursday Friday and Saturday beginning anywhere from 8-9 pm and going until 10 pm. The schedule is always changing, so see the chart below!
This was our favorite thing we did in Barcelona. Lorenzo loved it so much. He screamed with glee and had to tell me every time he got his face wet (which was about every 10 seconds). One of the grown men next to us asked us “Has your baby had a lot of sugar today? He is very excited.”
Montjuic itself is a marvel. It was originally a military fortress, but now it’s a gathering place for tourists, locals, and pigeons. You can climb the stairs all the way to the top, but note the escalators on either side of the stairs! We made that mistake. I would recommend stopping by this place once at night to see the fountain show and once during the day to see the view of the city!
The fountain show itself is pretty easy to find. Get off at the metro stop and follow the crowds. They won’t let strollers up the stairs over the street crossing (we almost turned around because they said no strollers!) but you can push the stroller across the street at the crosswalk and watch standing at the base of the fountain.
Tip: figure out which way the wind is blowing. If you can find a spot where people get sprayed a bit by the fountain, the people will clear out quickly and you will get to stand at the front. You may get a bit wet, but that’s all part of the fun! The music ranges from classical to pop and the water jet show itself blows Vegas and Disneyland out of the water (forgive the pun).
Schedule (subject to change):
Winter: (October to April)*
Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
From 30 October to 30 March (Both included)
Music sessions: 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM *Note: Annual technical shutdown by a period of 1,5 months
Summer: (May to September)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm
From 31 March to 25 October (Both included)
Music Sessions: 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM